Tomorrow starts the month of September, which means it’s time to take a look at next month’s comic book releases for the second issue of the $20 Pull List. For the new initiates, this takes the model of Rachael Ray’s TV show $40 a Day. With a budget of $20 a month, I take a look at what comics next month I want to buy!
With DC’s Zero Issues and Marvel’s new initiative Marvel NOW! (NOW!!!), I think that next month I’m going to take a look at some new stuff. Maybe not new per se, but new to me.
Amazing Spider-Man #693 & #694, $3.99, September 5th & 19th
Yes, I’m a huge Spider-Man mark. So, of course, I have to get his monthly duo of issues. In the 50th Anniversary edition, a new member was added to the Spidey Squad… A new sidekick named Alpha. While a Spidey sidekick is kinda weird, I want to see where writer Dan Slott takes it. As he was introduced, it’s implied he may not ending up using his powers for good.
Nemesis 2 #1, $2.99, September 5th
I had my issues with last year’s first-run of Nemesis. While I thought that the concept, what if a Bruce Wayne-type figure decided to use his wealth and intellect to become a master criminal instead of a superhero, had a lot of potential, the execution was cliché and didn’t live up to what I had hoped. With all that being said, I’m more than willing to give writer Mark Millar another chance with the introduction of the second series. Without dropping any spoilers, I wonder if this second series will pick up where the second left off or go with a completely different story. Because, honestly, if it picks up with the last story I’ll probably drop it after the first issue.
Team 7 #0, $2.99, September 12th
While I never read any of their original series, I am aware of the Wildstorm series Team 7. However, DC is bringing Team 7 back with this month’s zero-issue. The title is replacing Men of War, which was DC’s original war series with the launch of the New 52. Team 7 is a special ops team with superpowers. So the title is a blend of genres and sounds kind of interesting.
Justice League #0, $2.99, September 19th
While I was excited to see what writer Geoff Johns was going to do with Justice League when he took it over with the launch of the New 52, I was not overly impressed with it and gave up on it after the first story arc. While he has already been introduced and given a little backstory, the zero-issue for Justice League will provide the origin of Billy Batson and Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel).
All Star Western #0, $3.99, September 26th
Of the DC Zero Issues, the one that I’m most interested in reading is the All Star Western featuring Jonah Hex. While I’m a fan of Jimmy Palmiotti, the only thing I know of Jonah Hex were the commercials of the awful movie I saw (like most people, didn’t even bother seeing the actual movie). But I always hear how good the character is and the writing on the title that I am interested in learning more. And, out of all of the zero-issues, this is a title where I think the concept would work best at (at least for me).